KCET 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is responsible for organizing the KCET exam every year. KCET also known as Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance test conducted for admission in various UG courses like Engineering Technology, Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharma), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma), Veterinary course, Agriculture courses (Farm Science), etc.

Candidates seeking admission in Medical and Architecture courses must clear the NEET and NATA exams respectively. Interested and eligible candidates must submit their applications as per the prescribed schedule. Applicants can check the complete details regarding the KCET 2024 from the article below.

KCET 2024 Highlights

Name of ExamKCET
KCET full formKarnataka Common Entrance Test
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
CategoryUG Exam
Exam LevelState-level
Frequency of examOnce a year
Application modeOnline
Examination modeOffline
Courses offered through KCETEngineering Technology, Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharma), Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma), Veterinary courses & Agriculture courses (Farm Science)

KCET Important Dates 2024

The tentative schedule regarding the KCET exam 2024 is mentioned below.

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EventsDates (Tentative)
The application form will be available fromApril 2024
Last date for the application submissionMay 2024
Last date for the fee paymentMay 2024
Correction facilityMay 2024
Availability of admit cardJune 2024
Date of KCET examJune 2024
Release of KCET answer keyJune 2024
Result announcementJuly 2024
Date of counsellingAugust 2024

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates seeking admission through the KCET exam are advised to check the eligibility criteria carefully. Applicants can check the eligibility criteria for the various offered courses in the table below.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
BE/B.TechCandidates must be cleared in the 2nd PUC / Class 12 or equivalent exam with English as one of the Language subjects and secured at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% for reserved category) in Mathematics and Physics along with Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Electronics/ Biology/Computer subjects.
B.ArchCandidates must have done the 2nd PUC / Class 12 / equivalent exam with English as one of the Language subjects and obtained 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate at 2nd PUC / Class 12 / equivalent examination in all the subjects Candidates should have a valid NATA Score.
B.PharmaCandidates should have passed the 2nd PUC / Class 12 with Chemistry, Physics, and Biology or Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry and secured at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% for reserved category) in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology subjects. Or Candidates must have cleared a Diploma in Pharmacy from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India and obtained at least 45% marks. (40% for reserved category)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH)Applicants should pass 2nd PUC / Class 12 and achieve at least 50% marks (40% for reserved category) in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and English subjects.
DPharmaApplicants should have cleared 2nd PUC / Class 12 with Chemistry, Physics, and Chemistry and Mathematics, Biology or Physics, OR Candidates who have done a Diploma in Pharmacy examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act are also eligible to apply.

KCET Application Form 2024

The application form for KCET 2024 will be available tentatively in April 2024. The authority will release the application form through online mode only. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before applying for the exam.

The KCET Application process will include various stages like registration, filling of the application form, document uploading, and fee payment.

To apply for the KCET Exam, candidates need to visit the official website of KEA and complete the registration by entering basic details.

Candidates must login with a username and password (generated at the time of registration) to fill KCET application form.

Candidates need to enter the asked details such as qualification, corresponding address, and other details in the application form.

Upload the required documents as per the given format.

Candidates need to pay the required KCET application fee in online mode.

Recheck all details carefully before the final submission of the application form.

Take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Candidates need to pay the application fee through online mode using a credit card/ debit card or net banking. The fee will be non-refundable in any situation. The application fee for different categories is listed below.

CategoriesApplication fee
GM/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A / 3B applicants of Karnataka originRs 500/-
SC/ST Category-1 / Female applicants of Karnataka onlyRs 250/-
Candidates from other stateRs 750/-
Candidates from outside IndiaRs 5,000/-

KCET Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates can check the KCET 2024 Exam pattern from the section below.

Examination modeOffline mode (pen and paper-based test)
Number of questions180 questions
Exam duration80 minutes
Total marks180
Type of questionsObjective type questions
Marking criteria+1 mark for each question No negative marking

KCET Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for KCET will be decided by the conducting board. Candidates can check the syllabus online from the official website. The syllabus will be based on the subjects studied in the 11th and 12th class levels. The exam will consist of subjects like physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology. The candidates need to study the prescribed syllabus precisely to score a good rank in the exam.

KCET Admit Card 2024

The authority will release KCET 2024 Hall ticket tentatively in June 2024 through online mode. Candidates registered for the exam will be able to download the admit card from the official website by using their login details such as application number or date of birth.

The KCET Admit card is an important document to carry at the exam centre. It includes crucial details related to the exam like examination centre address, candidate’s roll number, date and time of the exam, reporting time, etc. The authority will not allow any candidate to appear in the exam without an admit card.

KCET Answer Key 2024

The answer key for KCET 2024 exam is expected to be released in June 2024. Initially, the authority will release the provisional answer key through online mode. An objection facility will be provided by the authority in case of issues with the answers given in the provisional answer key.

Candidates will be able to submit the objections through online mode within the specified time limit. After considering the objections the authority will publish the final answer key. With the help of the answer key candidates can calculate their estimated score in the exam.

KCET Result 2024

The KCET 2024 Result will be announced soon after the release of the final answer key. The KEA will announce the result through online mode tentatively in July 2024. Candidates will be able to check or download the result from the official website by using the login details.

A merit list will also be prepared by the authority based on the candidate’s marks scored in the exam. Candidates are advised to take the printout of the result for further admission procedures.

KCET Cutoff 2024

The authority will announce the cutoff marks after the declaration of the result. The cutoff marks will be prepared to shortlist the candidates for the counselling process. It is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates need to achieve to be eligible for the KCET Admission process.

The cutoff marks of KCET 2024 will be decided by the Karnataka Examination Authority after considering various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants, availability of seats, previous cutoff trends, etc.

KCET Counselling 2024

The process of KCET Counselling will be held in online mode only. It is expected that the counselling will be commenced in August 2024. The KCET counselling process will include various phases such as online registration, document verification, seat allotment, and the issue of admission letters.

Only qualified candidates will be allowed to participate in the counselling round. The shortlisted candidates need to appear in the counselling process as per their merit rank. While appearing for counselling, candidates should carry the required documents for the verification process. Seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates after the verification of documents.

Colleges accepting KCET Score

Following is the list of KCET Participating institutes

B.M.S college of engineering, Bangalore

GITAM Bangalore

R N institute of technology, Bangalore

J S S academy of technical education, Bangalore

Siddaganga institute of technology, Tumkur

National institute of engineering, Mysore

P.E.S institute of technology, Bangalore

M.S Ramaiah institute of technology, Bangalore

B V B college of engineering and technology, Hubli

Shree Jayachamarajendra college of engineering, Mysore

KCET Contact Details

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram- 560012, Bangalore

Phone number: 080 – 23460460

Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in

e-mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in


What will be the KCET 2024 Application form’s last date?

It is expected that the application process will be closed in May 2024.

When KCET application process will start in 2024?

The application form will be available in April 2024

Is the KCET exam hard to crack?

The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to difficult.

What is the duration of the KCET Exam?

The exam is conducted for 80 minutes.

Is there any negative marking in the KCET Exam?

No, there is no provision for negative marking.

What is the frequency of the KCET exam?

The exam is conducted once a year.

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